Pattinson Auction has been named the fastest growing auction house according to the EIG league table.Total revenue from 2017 was £64.6m which was up by a massive 62 per cent on the previous year.With an army of partner agents, Pattinson Auction is going from strength to strength in its national expansion. They report that they have honed their white label service provided so with only a slight increase in partner agents, there has been a massive hike in sales.Some highlights include properties introduced to the market by Pattinson Auction’ s agency partner, Chase Buchanan.A Twickenham property, a site with planning permission for two large family homes, sold for £1.9 million in November. Earlier in the year, the auctioneers completed a £1.1 million sale. This particular property is an immaculate five bedroom town house that certainly defies the popular perception of auction properties.The Auction Director, Justin Beckwith, explained, “There is a growing interest in auction as a whole and we have refined the process. With more and more sellers opting to go to auction, we have been seeing a shift in the type of properties that are up for sale. Now a buyer can find a ready-to-move-into family home at the auction house.”Pattinson Auction Pattinson Auction House auction fastest growing auction house in the UK May 7, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » The fastest growing auction house in the UK previous nextAgencies & PeopleThe fastest growing auction house in the UKThe Negotiator7th May 20180702 Views
View post tag: about View post tag: ADEPT Equipment & technology February 7, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today Mikros Systems About to Deliver Additional ADEPT Units to US Navy View post tag: units View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Systems View post tag: Naval View post tag: deliver View post tag: Additional View post tag: US View post tag: Mikros Mikros Systems About to Deliver Additional ADEPT Units to US Navy Mikros Systems Corporation announced Wednesday that it expects to deliver an additional 35 Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Testset (ADEPT®) Units to the US Navy during the first quarter of 2013. Upon fulfillment, Mikros will have delivered 139 ADEPTs to the Navy over the past five years.ADEPT units are manufactured in the Mikros Largo, FL facility. DRS Technologies performs initial build and assembly, with final assembly and testing being performed by Mikros under a $26M contract from the Naval Weapons Center in Crane, IN. Currently, each ship in the Aegis fleet is expected to have 2 ADEPT Units for support of the SPY- 1 radar. In addition to continuing the outfitting of the Aegis fleet of destroyers and cruisers, Mikros has contracts to supply ADEPT variants to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). This is a 55 ship program and Mikros’ ADEPT equipment will be on the USS Freedom (LCS-1) when she sails on her first deployment. The LCS program represents a substantial new market for ADEPT Units. Mikros is also proposing to apply ADEPT to conditioned-based maintenance applications on other naval platforms, such as amphibious ships, carriers and submarines. Combined, these platforms have the potential to generate wide placement of ADEPT Units and multiple additional orders throughout the Navy.The ADEPT equipment was designed in conjunction with the Naval Surface Warfare Centers in Crane, IN, Port Hueneme, CA, and Dahlgren, VA, over a seven year period. This investment in research and development is beginning to provide benefits to the US Navy in the areas of efficiency and readiness. In addition to supplying the ADEPT equipment directly to the fleet, Mikros personnel are providing training both onboard ship, and at the Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) in Dahlgren, VA. Mikros has two Navy trained Fire Controlmen doing the final assembly of the product in Largo, as well as providing training, calibration and other support services to the fleet.“The 20 years of at-sea experience that our young Navy veterans bring to the fleet is an invaluable contribution to the weapons systems readiness of the Aegis ships. We expect that once these systems are fully integrated into the entire Aegis Fleet, other ship classes and equipments in the Navy will follow suit,” stated Thomas J. Meaney, President of Mikros.The company has a number of other programs complementary to the ADEPT product line. They are under contract with the US Navy to develop a communications buoy that draws power from ocean waves and continuously charges the power supply, enabling a greatly expanded mission life. Mikros is teamed with Ocean Power Technologies of Pennington, NJ, who supply the ocean power take-off technology. Mikros is the systems supplier integrating the various power sources (waves, wind, solar) with radios and other technologies. It is anticipated that small buoys of this type with long mission lives could support various payloads such as sensors and communications for Navy war-fighting applications.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 7, 2013; Image: Mikros Systems Share this article
Rational (Luton, Bedfordshire) has developed a tray that makes it easier to bake muffins in its SelfCooking Center.The muffin tray has up to 24 moulds and is made of specially developed material that prevents sticking. Once baked, the muffins are easy to remove from the non-stick moulds, says the company.There are two sizes of muffin tray. The 400 x 600mm baking tray holds 24 muffins and the 400 x 300mm tray makes 12. The muffin tray moulds are said to be suitable for baking other products, such as mousses and desserts.
If you’ve got questions about this episode, or a question you’d like Matt to answer in the next episode, send a tweet to Matt using the #BakersHalfDozen hashtag.In today’s episode we discuss an interesting op-ed about how robots come in peace. Or is that what they want us to think?! We discuss how introducing game theory will lessen traffic jams. We explore the “love/hate” relationship many of us have with the cloud. And lastly…Underpants-as-a-Service? Why not?We explain all this and more, on this episode of Baker’s Half Dozen… with Matt Baker!<span style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” data-mce-type=”bookmark” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Episode 17 Show Notes: Item 1: Robots don’t have a “feeling brain.”Item 2: What is the Prisoner’s Dilemma paradox?Item 3: Would you implant a Neuralink?Item 4: A cloud marriage takes work.Item 5: Are you aware of the “as-a-service potholes”?Item 6: Is your business model to scale?Item 6.5: Elastic underpants.
In an area plagued by conflict, a push toward democracy may appear reasonable, but when dealing with the Middle East, some question whether such tactics are actually a mistake. Author John Agresto presented his views on the issue at a lecture Thursday night supported by the Kellogg Institute and the undergraduate minor in Constitutional Studies Program. Agresto began his lecture with a story that involved his first journey to Iraq in 2003. He recalled a conversation he had with the dean of one of the colleges of science at the University of Baghdad. This man could not understand why Americans were truly present in Iraq. Agresto said that though he could not speak for everyone, he believed Americans were present to help. “[The man replied] no one leaves home and country and family to go to another country to help. It’s unnatural,” Agresto said. Working as a civilian for the Pentagon in Iraq from 2003 to 2010, his views changed significantly over time. Entering the nation, he said he was a strong believer of U.S. efforts and thought a democratic system could successfully be transported to the Middle East. “We managed to help many of the formerly occupied nations of Eastern Europe, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and elsewhere become viable, stable, and free democracies. Taking nations from autocracy and tyranny to some variety of freedom and democracy seems quite normal to us Americans,” he said. A life of freedom seems natural to the American people, yet Agresto pointed out that a transfer from autocracy to democracy could not successfully materialize in the Middle East. “Because I tended to believe that all people yearn for freedom and deserve to govern themselves I thought that what we were attempting was good for Iraq and all Iraqis,” he said. Agresto said he wanted to see a democratic nation rise from the ashes of tyranny. His thoughts were that an international friend was forming and perhaps also an ally for America. Agresto also thought a liberal democracy would bring peace to the region, but the gap between expectations and reality only lengthened. “There were political parties and elections and the writing of a constitution, but the peace, the toleration, the personal liberties, the moderation of violent passions that we hoped would follow in the wake of democracy’s advent seemed to be further away than ever,” Agresto said. Something was clearly wrong. Democracies, recognized as the pillar of American foreign policy and a most desirable form of government, were failing to materialize in the Middle East. Agresto said a more democratic Afghanistan was recognized yet not one Christian church, charitable organization or school remained in the country. “Perhaps one might want to look at the democratic mobs in Libya executing all blacks they capture, men and women,” he said. Agresto marveled at how so many could continue to support a view of democracy in the Middle East that was producing results contrary to the standard concepts of freedom, security and peace commonly attached to the system. “I think our understanding of government was defective,” he said. “What we are learning the hard way in the Middle East is that there is little in politics harder to create than just and stable democracy.” The success of democracy in the U.S. has perhaps led Americans to think that government can simply be willed into being, he said. A liberal democracy that is just is a challenge to create and even harder to maintain. “Nothing takes more art, more human effort and more intelligence to design than a good democracy,” he said. Agresto said especially in the Middle East people want to hold onto their customs and traditions. Americans may wish to say that all people deserve freedom, but that all people desire it is flat out wrong. Agresto then posed the question, “Don’t all people yearn for freedom?” He said the assumed answer was yes, but the real one was no. He said some people hold other goods in higher esteem. For instance, some value holiness, safety and instruction over freedom. Some cultures are not conditioned to build a free and liberal democracy, he said. “Democracy, we need to understand, is rule by the people. Democracy, more than any other government, takes on the character of its people,” Agresto said. A nation that is intolerant or radically sectarian cannot form a successful democracy Agresto said. He said if there is no patriotism, no real love of neighbor, no willingness to compromise then a democracy is close to impossible. “Freedom and democracy have political, social, and cultural preconditions,” he said. There are nations in which such preconditions are absent. Agresto said the protection and growth of liberty requires certain institutions and political arrangements. Political monitoring is necessary, and majority decisions are required in order to run a temperate, tolerant and just system. “Culture, especially religious culture, can make or break the prospects of democracy,” Agresto said.
By Ryan Janson. The Vermont Energy Company has been providing heating, air conditioning, and plumbing products and services to homes and businesses since 1984.According to a new SEC filing, Vermont Energy attracted a $260,000 seed investment in order to grow their environmentally conscious gas station and convenience store business.The company currently operates a flagship store and four-pump gas station in Burlington. A company spokesperson said their goal is to become a leading supplier of alternative fuels in the long run, and stock their shelves with sustainable items in addition to other packaged goods.The idea is to offer a friendly alternative to 7-eleven, Mobil, and other leading gas station and convenience stores. Hoovers research shows that the gas and convenience store industry in the United States reaches $200 billion in annual sales primarily selling gasoline.The Vermont Energy Company, assuming it takes off, could become the choice brand for drivers looking for grease diesel or other clean and advanced fuels.The company is now offering drivers of fuel-efficient cars a discount on regular gasoline. Under the name The Good Carma program, the discount is based on the miles-per-gallon ratings of customers’ vehicles. If these types of programs become available nationwide, they could potentially encourage customers to upgrade to more fuel-efficient electric vehicles.
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina praised credit union lending practices while lamenting the impact of regulatory burden Thursday.Duringan appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Fiorina said, “Community banks and the credit union system give loans to whom? Small businesses and working families,” and added that burdens such as those imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act are causing problems for those smaller financial institutions.Richard Gose, chief political officer of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), said Fiorina’s remarks are appreciated.“We’re glad Ms. Fiorina is shining a bright light on what CUNA has been saying for years–there is a regulatory crisis of creeping complexity–and Dodd-Frank is a prime example of a far-reaching law that has numerous adverse impacts,” he said. “Today, the number-one concern among our member credit unions is regulatory compliance.” continue reading » 80SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals how he fooled Kurt Zouma to score the winner in Arsenal’s FA Cup final victory Comment Aubameyang lifted his first trophy at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand was left unimpressed by Zouma’s defending, citing the poor positioning of his feet when jockeying Aubameyang.‘He gets it, he stands Kurt Zouma up, his feet are all wrong Kurt Zouma,’ the former Red Devils defender told BT Sport.‘He doesn’t have to do much I think it’s poor defending.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘The finish, the finish is just mouth-watering.‘Look how wide his feet are, if your feet are that wide, you need to be on your toes he’s flat-footed.‘Kurt Zouma is quick that’s one of his attributes but he doesn’t move his feet‘He thought I can’t believe my luck here and then this finish is nasty.’MORE: Rio Ferdinand certain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made decision on Arsenal futureMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks out on his Arsenal future after FA Cup final heroicsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Aug 2020 9:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Aubameyang left Zouma in his wake (Picture: Getty Images)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed how he outfoxed Kurt Zouma for his winner in Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.Christian Pulisic opened the scoring for the Blues after five minutes, but, the Gabon international equalised from the penalty spot just before the half-hour mark.As Arsenal began to dominate their opposition in the second half, Aubameyang faced up against Zouma 1v1 in the box, but instead of coming inside, knocked the ball past the Frenchman onto his left and chipped it over Willy Caballero to make it 2-1.That goal proved decisive as Arsenal clung on to their narrow lead to claim their record 14th FA Cup trophy.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhen discussing his winner after the game, Aubameyang admitted he knew Zouma would automatically think he would go onto his right foot.‘I know Zouma, he knows I’m right-footed I said this time I go on my left, that’s it,’ Aubameyang told BT Sport.
Unions have attacked the UK’s Royal Mail over plans to close its defined benefit (DB) scheme to future accrual, arguing the company should be careful not to present the closure as a foregone conclusion.The Communication Workers Union (CWU), representing a majority of the postal service’s workforce, pledged to fight the plans to close the Royal Mail Pension Plan (RMPP), which reported a surplus at the end of March 2016.Terry Pullinger, deputy secretary general of the union, said it was “unfortunate” the potential closure had leaked into the public domain, through a number of newspaper articles, prior to any formal consultation getting underway.“The CWU do not accept that closure of the Royal Mail Pension Plan is inevitable and will explore every avenue to defend it,” he said. Pullinger pledged to challenge what he regarded as conventional wisdom employed by employers, whereby sponsors de-risked by closing DB funds to future accrual.“It is very concerning that the recent press articles, which have prompted this statement, give an impression of fait accompli,” he added.“Royal Mail will need to bring far more imagination into these on-going discussions and should be in no doubt that the CWU will use every means at our disposal to encourage the company to think again and secure an agreement that defends our members incomes and dignity in retirement.”RMPP is a multi-employer fund, which also acts as provider to workers within the Post Office, which is looking to close its section to future accrual.Across both RMPP and its equivalent scheme for senior executives, Royal Mail reported an accounting surplus of £3.4bn – the result of the company’s privatisation, which saw the UK government take on a majority of the fund’s liabilities within an unfunded scheme.The company has recently seen its pension contributions increase, with a £70m rise during the current financial year attributed to the end of contracting out of national insurance contributions in the wake of the UK state pension reform.